RVK Studios is a production company focusing on film and television. In the last decade we’ve had great success with our movies Jar City, The Deep, Virgin Mountain and The Oath. We also were Associate Producers on Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest. Our TV series Trapped, has now been distributed to over 100 territories, gaining great success, both critically and in audience numbers.
The company’s director and chairman of the board is Baltasar Kormákur who is a highly acclaimed director, writer and producer on an international scale. His background is in the theatre but he made his first feature-film ‘101 Reykjavík‘ in the year 2000. Since then, Baltasar has been busy directing, writing and producing films both in Iceland and the United States. He has won numerous International Awards, including the Discovery Award at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
Agnes Johansen has been Baltasar’s right hand producer for the past decade producing movies like the highly acclaimed ‘Jar City‘ (2006), ‘Summer Night Wedding‘ (2008) and ‘The Deep‘ (2012). She continues to be one of Scandinavia’s top producers.
Sigurjon Kjartansson has been the head writer and creator of TV series for more than a decade. He has written and created award winning shows such as ‘Pressa’ (The Press) and ‘Réttur’ (Court) that recently was commissioned by NBC for remake in the US. He is an Executive Producer and Co-writer of Trapped. Sigurjon is the Head of Development of RVK Studios.
At the helm of the company is Magnus Vidar Sigurdsson executive producer and a prolific producer of movies, documentaries, non-scripted and drama TV-series for various distributors around the world, including BBC, ARTE, CANAL+ and National Geographic Channel. He has received several awards and recognition for his work as Head of Production for Icelandic production companies and the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RUV) and for the Icelandic broadcaster Stod 2 (Channel 2) over the past two decades. Magnus has 20 years of experience in producing and has made over 300 hours of various TV material among the most known TV formats in the world.